April 3, 2013
W. R. Grace & Co. of Columbia announced Wednesday that it acquired an Australian manufacturer of waterproofing and coatings systems for an undisclosed sum. Chemind Construction Products, a private research and manufacturing company based in Brisbane, Australia, brings waterproofing technology to Grace Construction Products division, which had $1 billion in sales last year. Chemind's waterproof coatings are used to protect commercial, residential and civil structures, the company said.
March 27, 2013
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: QIVIUT An excellent Inuit word for a game of fictionary, qiviut (pronounced KEE-vee-oot) is, the American Heritage Dictionary informs us, "the soft wool lying beneath the long coat of the muskox, valued for its use as a fiber. "* Stump them with that. Example: I first came across the word in a lovely poem by Marianne Moore, whose fondness for exotic words was matched by her fondness for exotic animals.
December 13, 2012
What is it about guys named Morgan turning into serial killers? First there was Dexter Morgan and now Johnny Morgan, the modern-day Bloody Face, played by Dylan McDermott. At least Dexter saves his dark passenger for deserving victims. As Johnny tells a psychiatrist about his experience skinning cats and his compulsions to hurt woman, we learn that Johnny Morgan isn't who he said he was. "You see, my name isn't Morgan," he tells the psychiatrist. "My name is Thredson. I'm the son of Bloody Face.
November 15, 2012
Colleges Ex-Terp Merriman to hold annual coat drive Saturday Shawne Merriman , a former Maryland standout who now plays linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, will hold his annual coat drive Saturday before the Maryland-Florida State game at noon at Byrd Stadium. Over the past 10 years, Merriman and his Lights On Foundation have collected more than 20,000 coats to benefit numerous communities in the region. This year, Merriman's efforts will be focused on those affected by the storm Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
November 13, 2012
Thanks to Raven Jameel McClain, about 300 children around Baltimore will have a new, warm winter coat. The inside linebacker made a deal with Wal-Mart where in exchange for a couple off-season appearances at the store, they'd provide the gear for needy kids. This afternoon, kids from area Boys and Girls clubs will head to the Port Covington Wal-Mart to shop for their coats. They'll also be getting hats, gloves and scarves, provided by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. McClain will be at Wal-Mart from 4 to 7 p.m., meeting the kids and helping them choose jackets.
November 10, 2012
The Westminster-based outreach center, Shepherd's Staff is sponsoring its annual Call for Coats program continuing through Nov. 16. More than 2,000 coats are expected to be donated, and will be donated to keep families and individuals warm during the cold weather. Coats will be distributed free to county residents by he Shepherd's Staff, 30 Carroll Street, Westminster. the office is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. (closed Wednesday)